My Rating: 86% (B++)
Pitchfork Rating: 67%
Rolling Stone Rating: N/A
Metacritic Rating: N/A
Average Rating: 77%
Tracklist (Standout songs underlined):
- Heart Sings
- Real New York (feat. I Am Many)
- Seam by Seam (feat. Until The Ribbon Breaks)
- It’s Cold (feat. Steve Arrington)
- Talking (Bleep)
- Keep it Real (feat. Mystro)
- Earth, Wind, Fire (feat. yU, Tah Phrum Duh Bush & Shad)
- Sly Fox
- Speak Truth (feat. Kurious, Breeze Brewin & Aesop Rock)
Favourite Song on Album:
Listen to This Album When You’re:
Looking for some great hip-hop similar to Aesop Rock’s style.
Thoughts on Album Cover:
Yeah, it’s not great, but it’s not awful either.
Want to Own on Vinyl?:
I first heard of Homeboy Sandman through his song Not Really, I played it a lot and was impressed by his really laid back flow. I then saw him live with Aesop Rock and loved his show. Kindness For Weakness is a surprisingly solid album, I usually find with rappers like Homeboy their albums can be really hit and miss from track to track, I kind of expected to pick and choose with this album, but I ended up really finding myself invested in the album as a whole. From his well known slow style, to really fast rapping, to catchy courses, Kindness For Weakness may just be the perfect spot to start when investigating the Sandman.